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  • Improving Front-line Delivery within Government Service Providers
    MISCELLANEOUS

    Improving Front-line Delivery within Government Service Providers

    This blog post was sparked off by an interesting and humorous video from the World Bank that I saw this morning (the picture above is also from the same video) which highlights a familiar problem that we face as we think about government services, particularly in two of the areas in which we work, health and education. T... Read More

  • A Different Fate for Ektarjahan
    EDUCATION

    A Different Fate for Ektarjahan

    More than 70 percent of the Bahraich district in Uttar Pradesh, India lives below the poverty line – including KGBV student Ektarjahan and her family. On my visit to her school, which is supported by Join My Village, I met her mother Jahirul Nisa. Sadly, two of Jahirul’s sons died as teenagers and she carries this sadness with her to this da... Read More

  • Story of three siblings fighting all odds…
    HEALTH

    Story of three siblings fighting all odds…

    This story is about three young siblings-- Ram, Shyam and Bandana, all of whom were affected by MDR tuberculosis. Ram & Shyam are twins. The disease affected the teenagers one after another in quick succession to justify its contiguous nature.  While the disease spread fast and furiously like fire, the RNTCP team and CARE counselor wer... Read More

  • Fighting Malnutrition collectively
    HEALTH

    Fighting Malnutrition collectively

    The story from the village is unbelievable. Rajnagar block is situated 50 kms from Chattarpur district headquarters. Khajuraho which is famous worldwide for its history, architecture and natural beauty comes within Rajnagar Block. While Rajnagar enjoys a great recognition for various reasons, Kurela, a village with population of ... Read More

  • Nepal earthquake: The loss of much more than just a home
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Nepal earthquake: The loss of much more than just a home

    Earthquakes, perhaps more than any other type of disaster, are a shelter disaster. In Nepal this is more the case than any disaster I’ve known – but the effects of the earthquake are far from simple, and the knock-on effects go beyond people just lacking a roof over their heads. During the second major e... Read More

  • A Counsellor, A Messenger, A Strong Leader
    HEALTH

    A Counsellor, A Messenger, A Strong Leader

    Usha Verma is an Anganwadi worker (AWW) in Fatehpur block of Uttar Pradesh. As an Anganwadi worker, her role is to counsel the villagers and impart important health information on issues such as family planning, warning signs of possible health issues, breastfeeding, and newborn care. Usha also helps provide vaccinations for adolescent girls groups. Rec... Read More

  • A candle in the darkness
    LIVELIHOOD

    A candle in the darkness

    Usha Karthikeyan of Mutharasankuppam village in Cuddalore, Tamilnadu has been involved in a small scale cashew processing business for the past 10 years. Before she got married, she knew only about raw nuts and had very little knowledge about cashew processing. She and her husband did not have any property except the house they lived in. As the... Read More

  • It’s time to focus on child marriage in emergencies
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    It’s time to focus on child marriage in emergencies

    Over the past 20 years much has been done to ensure that responses to sexual violence in emergencies are put in place. Years of advocacy, lobbying and implementation on a shoe-string have ensured that gender-based and sexual violence is at least being talked about in the right places and at the right level (such as last year’s Global Summit to End Sexual Viol... Read More

  • Promoting Collective Action to Increase Tribals’ Access to Forest
    LIVELIHOOD

    Promoting Collective Action to Increase Tribals’ Access to Forest

    Tentulipadar is an un-surveyed village in Karlapat Sanctuary in Kalahandi, Odisha. Prior to declaration of Karlapat as a Sanctuary in 1992, there were seven tribal families residing in Tentulipadar, all of whom were dependent on agriculture and NTFPs for income and survival. These tribals claim to have settled in this region even before Indepen... Read More

  • Hope, not hopeless – A future for South Sudan
    INTERNATIONAL

    Hope, not hopeless – A future for South Sudan

    When I was an aid worker in southern Sudan in the 1990s, the fight for independence against Sudan had already been running for many years. It was Africa’s longest civil war - but there was hope. Hope that the fighting would one day end and South Sudan would become its own country with its own leaders, and that security, stability and deve... Read More

  • Secure Land Rights for Forest Health and Secured Incomes
    LIVELIHOOD

    Secure Land Rights for Forest Health and Secured Incomes

    Baimaha is one of the villages of Kandhamal district in Odisha where CARE India is implementing the Pathways project. The village comprises of 18 households, all belonging to Scheduled Tribes community, with a total population of 89 persons (44 males; 45 females).  Read More

  • Invisible destruction
    DISASTER RESPONSE

    Invisible destruction

    Sameer is the English teacher in his village in Gorkha. He worries about his students’ psychological well-being after the two big earthquakes. Sameer hastens up steep slopes, and moves down small winding trails through deep river valleys. His flip-flops make a clacking sound, as he paces through his village in the mountains of Gorkha. Around ... Read More

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